OpenOffice4Kids - Educating kids the right way
Feb 25, 2010, 12:02 (1 Talkback[s])
"Office suites are mainly intended for adults. But sometimes,
kids write too. And when they do, they work with tools intended for
their parents, functionality and looks wise. This makes the chance
of a child liking big, complex word processors and spreadsheet
software less likely. But what if you helped them a bit?
"This is exactly what OpenOffice4Kids (OOo4kids) is for, part of
the Education OpenOffice (EduOOo) project. While the parent project
aims toward establishing a bridge between OpenOffice.org and the
world of education, OOo4kids aims at the younger generations.
"OOo4kids is designed with 7-12 year old children in mind,
tailored for education and works on all major platforms and in many
languages. And while international language support may be a lesser
deal with the main releases, it is even more important here,
because most children do not possess a very high level of technical
skills in foreign languages."